Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXVIII Announces 5 of the 12 Super Group (Under 19) Teams

The competition bar just got raised for the Super Group (U19) Division. The following are 5 of the 12 teams to compete, April 1-8, 2007 at Pizza Hut Park Stadium & Complex.
1. Alta Loma Arsenal of Alta Loma, California, USA- As three-time USYSA National Champions (the only team to achieve back-to-back national championships), these boys have been together under the direction of head coach Steve Lucey since they were playing in the U15 division. They currently play in the Coast Soccer League with a record of 9-2-2, holding onto second place, out 12 teams.
2. CD Guadalajara (Chivas) of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco- Currently they play in the Torneo Nacional de Reservas and are in first place with a 9-5-3 record. Coached by Marco Antonio Fabian Vazquez, Chivas was a quarterfinalist in the Copa Chivas 2006 Super Grupo and a finalist in the 2006 Continential Cup in Cleveland Ohio. Chivas are one of the most popular teams in Mexico with a large fan base not only in Mexico, but the world.
3. Chelsea FC of Stamford Bridge in England- This will be the first Dallas Cup Super Group (U19) appearance for Chelsea FC, coming in as one of the top youth teams in the Premiere League. Chelsea will be bringing their top youth players, some of which, have been recently playing on their Reserve Squad. A club known for “the one and two-touch, pass and move soccer” will be coached by Ruud Kaiser, who joined the club in summer of 2006, and directed Chelsea to 9 straight wins in his first season. Kaiser is a former coach of the Dutch FA, where he coached the Dutch U16 and U17 National Teams.
4. Real Madrid CF of Madrid, Spain- Having won Dallas Cup XIV & XV, back to back, Real Madrid will appear in Dallas Cup again this year with a mind set equal to their performances in past years.
5. Sao Paulo FC of Sao Paulo, Brazil- Returning to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXVIII after an 11 year absence, 2006 has been a very successful year for Sao Paulo FC U19 team. They recently reached the semi-final in the Sao Paulo State Cup and will participate in the most important youth tournament in Brazil, “Junior Sao Paulo Cup” in January 2007. SPFC will bring the traditional Brazilian soccer along with great competition.


Q said...

Go Soccer!!!!

Dagromm said...

Wow, that's three of the clubs I was going to list on the earlier post. I can't wait. Does anyone know where to find more information on the players to watch on these teams?

Dallas Cup said...

Teams have not started posting their roster yet, but as they do, we will keep you posted on our blog and our website- www.dallascup.com.

I will list out the team websites. Each have an academy section, which will show you a few of the players that could be rostered to appear in Dallas Cup.

Copadallasfanatico said...

Wow! Strong rumors suggest Freddy Adu is going to Chelsea now and will have to spend a semester in the academy team!

Real Madrid U19
As expected, Real Madrid have signed Fluminense left-back Marcelo for 6 million Euros. He is 18 and already played for the Brazil NATIONAL TEAM!Here is the good new for Dallas. He is playing the u19 right now since he cant play for the first team until may!
Is Tigres coming?
Is it true only one game for the wed's night games?

Soccer_Fanatic said...

Will Adu be able to play for Chelsea in Dallas Cup since he wouldn't be allowed to sign with the English Premier League Champions until his 18th birthday, which I believe is July 2, 2007? I think he can have trials with clubs, but not play in any competitive matches.

rowdy said...

Five really Super teams. I cannot wait for the remaining seven to be announced and the opening day game schedule. I enjoyed the MAN UTD VS REAL MADRID opening game this year. Will 2007 see two top teams lined up against each other? Lastly when and where can I get tickets for the Stadium games? Rowdy

Dallas Cup said...


Soccer TOM said...

Regarding Adu, Guess everyone heard that United traded him to Real Salt Lake. Can we assume that he won't be at the Dallas Cup again?

Soccer TOM said...

If you haven't looked at the Dallas Cup Home Page in the last 24, CHECK IT OUT.
ALL 12 Super Group teams are now showing....WOW Great Job Dallas Cup.